Koulourakia Kanelas (Greek Cinnamon Biscuits)

Recipe by evelynathens
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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
YIELD: 6 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    eggs, plus
  • 1
    egg yolk (the white will be used in the wash)
  • 1 14
    cups sugar
  • 10
    cups flour (1 kilo = 2.2 lbs)
  • 3
    tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1
    teaspoon ground cloves
  • 6
    ounces butter, melted and cooled
  • 8
    ounces milk, lukewarm
  • 2
    teaspoons baking ammonia
  • wash made with
  • 1
    egg white
  • 2
    tablespoons water
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DIRECTIONS

  • Beat the eggs the sugar until light and fluffy, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Sift flour and spices into a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add butter and rub into flour with your hands. Add the milk, into which you've already dissolved the baking ammonia, and the egg mixture. Knead well until a soft and pliable dough forms.
  • Shape the koulourakia as you wish. It is traditional to make 'S' shapes, snails and braids here. Place on a greased cookie sheet, or parchment or silpat and brush with egg-white wash.
  • Bake in a preheated 350F (170C) oven for 20-25 minutes. Store in an air-tight container.
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